NBIA Colloquium by Therese Graversen

Through discussing a few recent criminal cases from the UK that I have been involved in as an expert witness, I will illustrate how DNA traces can be very difficult to process and why statistical expertise may be necessary in the context of a court case.

All are welcome!  Refreshments will be served in the NBIA lounge after the talk.

Therese Graversen is assistant professor of statistics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, and has been involved as an expert witness in some recent criminal cases in the United Kingdom. She has a PhD in statistics from the University of Oxford, 2014. A main focus of her research in forensic statistics is to introduce more nuanced and robust processes for evaluating DNA evidence. Further, she works on developing efficient computational methods, in part to make it possible to handle complex DNA evidence.